OnePlus X vs OnePlus 2 vs OnePlus One specs comparison: which one to settle for?

OnePlus X vs OnePlus 2 vs OnePlus One specs comparison: which one to settle for?

The OnePlus family of devices just welcomed its third member so far - the fairly compact and predominantly mid-range OnePlus X. True, its specs are mostly run-of-the-mill ones, but the compact size and the curiously-sounding ceramic edition that OnePlus is offering are certainly intriguing.

Design aside, the specs sheet of the OnePlus X is nothing spectacular, but still not too shabby. We have a 5-inch AMOLED display up at the front, a time-tested Snapdragon 801 which is a safe bet for a mid-range phone nowadays, and 3GB of RAM, a 13MP rear shooter, microSD card slot, and a 2,525mAh powerbank at the rear. All of this can be yours for as low as $249.

But how does it stack up against the other two offerings that OnePlus has in store? It's rather hard to sum everything up with in a couple of sentences, so we came up with a three-way specs comparison between everything the "never-settling" smartphone maker has created so far.

Check it out below. Which handset offers the best value for money? Drop your opinion in the comments section.

OnePlus X vs OnePlus 2 vs OnePlus One

Display

Display size

5.0 inches
5.5 inches
5.5 inches

Pixel density

441 ppi
401 ppi
401 ppi

Technology

AMOLED
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

71.28 %
73.27 %
71.81 %

Colors

 
16 777 216
16 777 216

Camera

Rear

Yes
Yes
Yes

Main camera

13 megapixels
13 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

CMOS image sensor, Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Laser autofocus
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.3 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/3.06"

Flash

LED
Dual LED
Dual LED

Software Features

Face detection, Geo tagging, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, HDR
HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Burst mode, Macro mode, Scenes, Frames, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Self-timer, Touch to focus, Geo tagging, RAW image capture, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, HDR, Panorama, Night mode, Scenes, Effects

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)

Recording format

 
 
MPEG4

Features

Time-lapse video, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels
5 megapixels
5 megapixels

Video capture

 
 
1280x720 (HD)

Design

Dimensions

5.51 x 2.72 x 0.27 inches (140 x 69 x 6.9 mm)
5.98 x 2.95 x 0.39 inches (151.8 x 74.9 x 9.85 mm)
6.02 x 2.99 x 0.35 inches (152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm)

Weight

4.87 oz (138 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
6.17 oz (175 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.71 oz (162 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Frame: Aluminum
 

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)
 

Features

 
Interchangeable covers
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC

Processor

Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400

GPU

Adreno 330
Adreno 430
Adreno 330

RAM

3 GB LPDDR3
4 GB LPDDR4
3 GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

16 GB
64 GB
64 GB

Storage expansion

 
 
 

Slot Type

microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
 
 

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop), OnePlus OxygenOS UI
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop), OnePlus OxygenOS UI
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4), CyanogenMod UI

Battery

Capacity

2525 mAh
3300 mAh
3100 mAh

Cellular

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20
Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20
Bands 17, 4, 3, 1, 7

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 40
 
Bands 40, 38

Data

LTE, HSPA, HSUPA
LTE, HSPA, HSUPA
LTE, UMTS

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

 
 
DLNA

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 249
 
$ 349



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5 Comments

1. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

One Plus One bc I prefer it's looks.

2. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

So their latest smartphone is the lowest spec'ed device? Good luck with that...

5. poop4lyfe

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Well to be fair it is their cheapest phone yet.

3. jontaylor07

Posts: 169; Member since: Oct 12, 2015

I have to say I can't - and I'm trying hard here - see how the Oneplus X is a midrange phone. The SD801 is still one of the fastest mobile CPUs that Oneplus could source, and all the other specs are at or better than flagships like the iPhone. So what makes this mid-range? If it weren't Android (personal preference) I'd be more than happy with the X.

4. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Good specs but buying chinaphones is too dangerous.

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